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Education Program Coordinator

Full-Time Salary, Benefit Eligible
Schedule: Flexible, Nights & Weekends Required
FLSA Status: Exempt

About Us: Hoyt Sherman Place is a premier historic cultural center in Iowa, working with national and local partners to present outstanding performances, celebrate Iowa’s history and grow arts and culture in the region. Our venue offers an intimate theater experience with extraordinary acoustics, a beautiful historic mansion, and a majestic art gallery.

About the Role: The Education Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating education and outreach initiatives enhancing the historic Hoyt Sherman Place mansion and art gallery. In this role, you will identify, arrange, and execute educational opportunities for community members of all ages based on Hoyt Sherman Place’s historical significance and art education needs of the community.

Develop, plan, and coordinate community education opportunities at Hoyt Sherman Place, in a variety of formats, to a variety of age groups.
Develop, plan, and implement a variety of mission focused programs, including public art classes, and programs for targeted constituents, such as lifelong learners and other identified community groups.
Create and/or oversee curriculum development for Hoyt Sherman Place’s artwork and history, including lesson plans, training materials, program materials for targeted audiences, and being a liaison with the educational community.
Manage registrations and all participant communications for educational classes, workshops, and tours utilizing different online platforms/databases.
Coordinate the creation of marketing campaigns to raise awareness of Hoyt Sherman Place and its educational opportunities.
Keep art educator, K-12 school, and group contact lists current.
Promote and schedule tours to the public of Hoyt Sherman Place Art Gallery, Mansion and Theater including the hiring, training, and scheduling of docent volunteers or staff.
Oversee and schedule receptionist staff or volunteers to serve as front desk hosts during business hours and for evening/weekend events.
In corroboration with the Art and Artifacts Committee, organize and maintain art collections, art archives, database records/online collections (Past Perfect), and evaluate donated items and/or deaccessions of items from art collections.
Develop and facilitate an internship program including recruitment, onboarding and scheduling participants, as needed.
Perform other duties, functions and special projects as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer/Development Director.

Requirements: Demonstrate commitment to education and curriculum building; passion for art and history; ability to effectively plan, organize, and prioritize duties, activities, events, and schedules with high attention to detail; excellent oral and written communication skills; creativity, self-motivation, and the ability to build rapport quickly and effectively with individuals.

Send a cover letter and resume to Alicia Ver Huel, Chief Financial Officer.

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